Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday donated Tk 20 crore to the fund of Bangladesh Journalist Welfare Trust constituted by the present government to provide financial support to media people during their needs.
She handed over a cheque for the amount to president of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists Mollah Jalal at a function at her official residence Ganobhaban in the capital.
PM’s media adviser Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, state minister for information Tarana Halim, information secretary Abdul Malek, director general of the Press Institute of Bangladesh and managing director of the Journalist Welfare Trust Md Shah Alamgir, former president of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists Abul Kalam Azad, principal information officer Kamrun Nahar, Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists secretary general Saban Mahmud, president of Dhaka Union of Journalists Abu Jafor Surja and general secretary Sohel Haider Chowdhury were present.
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